National College Baseball Night of Champions
HOSTED BY THE NEBRASKA COLLEGE BASEBALL
HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION
About the event
The College Baseball Night of Champions event encapsulates the best of college baseball. Created in 2011, this annual celebration features top college coaches, players, and national championship teams, as well as the annual inductions of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Presentations include the College Baseball Foundation awards:
- Brooks Wallace Award – Given to the nation's top shortstop
- National Pitcher of the Year Award
- John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award – Named for one of the top collegiate, two-way players in the history of college baseball
- Skip Bertman Award – Given to the nation's top coach at any level of college baseball
The induction typically involves a class of six to eight and included is the selection of the Black College Legends and Pioneers committee. This group provides recognition to black pioneers in college baseball and honors outstanding players and coaches whose careers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities began prior to 1975.
Finally, the evening concludes with a recognition of the national championship teams from all levels of college baseball – NJCAA, NAIA and NCAA.